Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Pickles Cartoon for Dec/31/2011
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Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tribute to Connie!

Yesterday, we made the trip to Denver, again, to say "Goodbye" to one special lady.  Her name was Connie Buchanan, and she was our cousin.  It seems like we are beginning to say that word to so many of our generation.  Our sweet cousin, Shirley, came with us.  She is from Hoxie KS, so she had a few more miles to go.  Our beautiful sister, Sherry, flew out from California.  My brother, David and his wife, Regina, came from Greeley.  Our other brother, Jim and and Barb, came from Arvada.

It was so good seeing so many of our cousins and their families.  Getting reacquainted is one of the blessings of a funeral.

The trip was long, but really uneventful.  We saw so many of our precious family members, and that is the reason we go to these funerals.  Not everyone can make it to weddings, birthday parties, the birth of babies, but we do try to go to the "Goodbyes".  All of her precious family was there, and all of my siblings were there.

There was lots of food for everyone.  The 'wake' was held at Connie's daughter-in-law's parents' home.  That is the kind of person Connie was.  Everyone loved her, even the other parent of the children!   Thank you, Jim and Treece Ferguson for your hospitality.


Constance Buchanan

77, passed away on 12/21/2011. She was born to Charles W.T. & Fressa Adams on 10/1/1934 in Hoxie, Kansas. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Howard J. Buchanan II; children Timothy C., Michelle (Herb) Finkle, Douglas (Sandy) & Duncan (Jennifer); sister Sharon Rawson; 5 grandchildren. viewing Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 5-8pm withRosary at 6pm. Graveside services Thursday at 10:30am. All services Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel & Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery




The Adams' Siblings
Jim Adams, Lana Adams Hessenius, Sherry Adams Leeburg, Linda Adams Goossen, David Adams

Thanks to Jon for taking the picture.  Who knows when we'll all be together again?


RIP dear, Connie.
  We will truly miss you and the fun 'Colby Destination Vacations'!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

If You Have.....

This has been around, but maybe we need to be reminded of our blessings!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas, dear family and friends.

  May our Lord bless you and grant you peace and love.

Happy 2012, too!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas....To all my Liberal Friends!

Seen on FaceBook today!


TO ALL MY LIBERAL FRIENDS: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wish...


And to my conservative friends:

MERRY CHRISTMAS

AND

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Love My Library!


By Pioneer Memorial Library
'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Library Style
by Fullerton Public Library

‘Twas the night before Christmas, not a book to be found
Not a textbook, a paperback or tome, spiral bound.
The stockings were hung from the chimney with care
In hopes that the Librarian soon would be there.
The children were gathered, bored silly in their beds
For no books could be found out loud to be read!
There were toys and games and puzzles and maps
But nothing to read – might as well take a nap!
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter!
We sprang from our beds to see what was the matter
Then, what we saw – what was that? Rats?
No! A miniature bookcart led by eight tiny cats.
With a gorgeous driver, by the name of Marian,
I knew in a moment it must be the Librarian!
Faster than speed reading, the cats flew with perfect aim
And Marian whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
Now Gatsby! Now Holden! Now Lorax & Grinch!
On Rhett! On Scarlett! On Atticus & Finch!
The cats echoed their names to one and to all.
They flew to the roof and they flew to the wall!
And then, from the roof I heard tiny paws
The prancing and preening of kitty cat claws
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Marian came with a bound.
She was dressed in her work clothes, from her head to her foot
The bundle of books she carried was covered in soot,
She had come straight from the library where books are free.
To patrons with cards it’s a book potpourri!
A wink of her eye and a twist of her head,
She distributed books and left nothing unread!
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,
And filled all the stockings; She was more than a clerk!
Then she sprang to her bookcart, to her team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard her exclaim, as she drove out of sight,

"Season’s Readings to all, and to all a good-night.”

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Carols....NOT

The Duplex

The 12 Days of Christmas

Did you know this?
 The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ.
 -Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments.
 -Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love.
 -The four calling birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
 -The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of ...the Old Testament.
 -The six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation.... 
-Seven swans a-swimming represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
 -The eight maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes. 
-Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. 
-The ten lords a-leaping are the ten commandments.
 -The eleven pipers piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples.
 -The twelve drummers drumming symbolizes the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
 So there is your history for today. 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! ♥ yes, I said MERRY CHRISTmas because Christmas is not without CHRIST!

The Twelve days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds*
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Friday, December 9, 2011

Calvin and Hobbes

I can relate!

Calvin and Hobbes

Israel vs Palestine


Who Does the Land of Israel Belong To?
 
An Israeli sense of humor at UN set the record
straight.
 
An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred
recently in the United Nations Assembly and made the
world community smile.
 
A representative from Israel began: "Before beginning
my talk, I want to tell you something about Moses:
When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he
thought, 'What a good opportunity to have a bath!'
 
"Moses removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock
and entered the water. When he got out and wanted to
dress, his clothes had vanished. A Palestinian had
stolen them!"
 
The Palestinian representative at the UN jumped up
furiously and shouted, "What are you talking about?
The Palestinians weren't there then."
 
The Israeli representative smiled and said, "And now
that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech!"
 
  -- Submitted by Les Nixon

The Sands of Christmas



I
had no Christmas spirit
when I breathed a weary sigh,
and looked across the table
where the bills were piled too high.
The laundry wasn't finished
and the car I had to fix,
My stocks were down another point,
the Dolphins lost by six.
And so with only minutes
till my son got home from school
I gave up on the drudgery
and grabbed a wooden stool.
The burdens that I carried
were about all I could take,
and so I flipped the TV on
to catch a little break.
I came upon a desert scene
in shades of tan and rust,
No snowflakes hung upon the wind,
just clouds of swirling dust.
And where the reindeer should have stood
before a laden sleigh,
eight hummers ran a column
right behind an M1A.
A group of boys walked past the tank,
not one was past his teens,
Their eyes were hard as polished flint,
their faces drawn and lean.
They walked the street in armor
with their rifles shouldered tight,
their dearest wish for Christmas,
just to have a silent night.
Other soldiers gathered,
hunkered down against the wind,
To share a scrap of mail and dreams
of going home again.
There wasn't much at all to put
their lonely hearts at ease,
They had no Christmas turkey,
just a pack of MREs.
They didn't have a garland
or a stocking I could see,
They didn't need an ornament--
they lacked a Christmas Tree.
They didn't have a present
even though it was tradition,
For the only boxes I
could see were labeled "ammunition."
I felt a little tug and found
my son now by my side,
He asked me what it was I feared,
and why it was I cried.
I swept him up into my arms
and held him oh so near
and kissed him on the forehead
as I whispered in his ear.
There's nothing wrong my little son,
for safe we sleep tonight,
our heroes stand on foreign land
to give us all the right,
to worry on the things in life
that mean nothing at all,
instead of wondering if we
will be the next to fall.
He looked at me as children do
and said its always right,
to thank the ones who help us
and perhaps that we should write.
And so we pushed aside the bills
and sat to draft a note,
to thank the many far from home,
and this is what we wrote:
God Bless You all and keep you safe,
and speed your way back home.
Remember that we love you so,
and that you're not alone.
The gift you give you share with all,
a present every day,
You give the gift of liberty
and that we can't repay.
Author Unknown


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Greatest Gift


Our Troops


REMEMBER THE FALLEN!! FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!! THANK A SOLDIER (PAST OR PRESENT) AND THEIR FAMILY!!!
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES!!

Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. 


Monday, December 5, 2011

The Day the Democrats Took Over

Read on Face Book today.


The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
Remember that day...
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment...to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

(BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 times to stop Fannie & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy).Barney blocked it and called it a "Chicken Little Philosophy" (and the sky did fall!)

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? �OBAMA

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!

So when someone tries to blame Bush...
REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007....THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"

Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.�

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget.

And where was Barack Obama during this time?  He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:


If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted for,
And then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th."

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

" The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

Cell Phone!

Pickles Cartoon for Dec/05/2011

Sounds Like My Sister!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


You all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  If it is possible,spend it with your family, friends and loved ones.  If you are one that has to work, no matter what the job, THANK YOU for your service!  Praise the Lord for your job.

We, in America, still have so much to be thankful for!

I'm thankful for my Salvation.

My family

My home.
Heat in the winter and AC in the summer.

Enough, or more than enough, food to eat.
Our freedoms that we still have.

I'm thankful for enough money to buy what we need and to pay our bills.

I'm thankful for my health.

Our military, policemen, health care workers.

We do have so much to be thankful for, we should have many more days than just one during the year, but take this one to be THANKFUL!

I'm really thankful for my blogging friends, and those that read, and sometimes, comment!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day Of Prayer? What Happened?

.

 When we get 100,000,000,  that's one hundred million willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote,  we can take back America with God's help,  Become one of the One hundred million,  then lets get 200 million.  It can be done by sending this email to your friends.  Do the math.  It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul.  God Bless America and Shine your light on Her.. 
In
1952

President  Truman
established  one  day  a  year  as  a
"
National Day of Prayer
."
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In
1988

President Reagan
designated the
First Thursday in May of each year as
the National 
Dayof Prayer.
   
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In June
2007

(then)
Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

declared that the USA
"Was no longer  a 
Christian nation." 

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This year
President Obama

canceled the 
21st annual National Day
of Prayer ceremony

at the White
House under the ruse 
Of "not wanting to offend anyone"
   
BUT... on September 25, 2009
from 4 AM until 7 PM,

a National Day of Prayer
FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION
was Held on Capitol Hill, 
Beside the White House.

There were over 50,000 Muslims
in  D.C. that day. 
  

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HE PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS! 
I guess it Doesn't matter

if "Christians"
Are  offended  by  this  event - 
We  obviously
Don't  count  as
"anyone"  Anymore. 
The direction  this country is headed 
should strike fear in the heart of every Christian,
especially knowing that the 
Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be
converted, they should be annihilated. 

This is not a Rumor -

Go  to  the  website 
To  confirm  this  info:

http://www.islamoncapitolhill.comSend this to ten people 
and
 the person who 
sent it to you!...
to let them know that 
indeed, it was sent 
out to many more.